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Dan Jennings Hit In Head By Screaming Line Drive

This is legitimately terrifying. Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer hit a line drive right back at Marlins pitcher Dan Jennings and hit him square in the head. He immediately went down to the ground and then scrambled around on the mound before getting up, freezing, staring blankly into space, and then staggering around… » 8/07/14 9:59pm 8/07/14 9:59pm

Blocking-The-Plate Rule Screws Marlins; Mike Redmond Starts Undressing

The Marlins got boned in a major way by the new and confusing rule that prohibits catchers blocking the plate. Although Zack Cozart was initially ruled out by home plate umpire Mike Winters, a lengthy umpire review eventually overturned the call and ruled him safe. Instead of a 1-0 Marlins lead heading into the… » 7/31/14 10:30pm 7/31/14 10:30pm

Young Marlins Fan Gets On Camera, Completely Loses His Mind

At a recent Marlins game, the camera panned through the stands and lingered on one small fan, putting him on the jumbotron. Fans often notice when this happens, and they get excited and wave at the camera and everyone has a nice time. This kid, though, took things to another level, creating the greatest moment in… » 6/25/14 8:23am 6/25/14 8:23am

José Fernández Is Hurt, And We Aren't Allowed To Love Anymore

José Fernández is 21 years old and unquestionably one of the most exciting players in baseball. I use "player" in place of "pitcher" with purpose, because it's not just Fernández's ability to mow down hitters that makes him so much fun to watch; it's the fact that he milks every ounce of fun he possibly can out of… » 5/13/14 1:02pm 5/13/14 1:02pm

Yasiel Puig Hits Monster Home Run, Follows With Wonderful Bat Flip

In the fourth inning tonight in Miami, Yasiel Puig blasted a towering three-run homer to left-center, giving the Dodgers a 6-2 lead and Bill Plaschke a fainting spell. You see, Yasiel flipped his bat after his swing, signifying one of two things, depending on how many feet you have in the grave. It was either… » 5/03/14 11:09pm 5/03/14 11:09pm

Miami Marlins Owner's Insane Book About Peanuts Will Melt Your Brain

When we speak of spring and baseball, we speak of renewal. New shoots of grass, possibility, the warm rays in Florida. We rarely mention the game's antipodal force that dwells there too, a darkness that consumes joy—its unblinking saurian eyes unevolved for 37 million years, unregenerate in its predation on all hope.… » 4/03/14 1:17pm 4/03/14 1:17pm